Fitzmagic or Fitztragic? What to Do with Bills Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick?

March 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

March 12th is an important date for the Buffalo Bills.
First and foremost, it's the start of free agency. The true start of the Doug Marrone era in Buffalo. Fans will get a glimpse of what players the Bills' coaching staff covet in their new offense and defense.
March 12th is also the last day that the Buffalo Bills can release Ryan Fitzpatrick if they don't wish to pay him his a roster bonus of $3 million dollars.
If Fitzpatrick is on the Bills roster as of March 13th, he'll net his roster bonus and likely be the favorite to start at quarterback in 2013.
Unfortunately for Buffalo, releasing Fitzpatrick will not help them with their salary cap. Cutting Fitzpatrick will only give the team an additional $500K to spend in free agency and his $10 million salary would count against the cap.
That said, the team has an important decision on its hands and based on comments from GM Buddy Nix, it's apparent the Bills are still unsure of what to do.
"I don't know," N...

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